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Career-Ready in Cybersecurity

Equipping students to climb the career ladder is a core value at Wilmington University, with many students recruited for jobs while they are still in school.   

Ali Baqi is in the final stages of completing a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems Management. He recently accepted a cybersecurity position with the Coast Guard, based, in part, on the experience he gained through an internship last summer at an energy cooperative. Even before he goes on board at the Coast Guard, his skills won him a job with the state of Delaware.

“While waiting for his clearance paperwork to be processed and approved, he is working as a contract employee for Delaware Department of Technology and Information, the core IT group at the state and well regarded,” says Chris Tyler, a Cybersecurity and Computer Science instructional faculty member in the College of Technology. “I am very excited to see him find such a great opportunity even before official graduation. I think this speaks volumes for our program.”

Baqi is completing his internship course, the last course he needs to graduate.

“My WilmU experience has helped prepare me for job offers by giving me a strong base of knowledge and experience needed for the constantly changing demands in the cybersecurity field,” he says. “WilmU has also allowed me to study at my own pace, giving me the flexibility to work on my projects outside of the classroom which helped set me apart in the search for opportunities.” 

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